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C-SPAN, THE NEWS BEFORE IT’S NEWS ON SLOW-TV

  Why do people show up prepared and polite for C-SPAN?   Cruise through cable listings and you’ll find C-Span, short for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network. Nothing fancy, not a lot of camera angles, just someone at a podium speaking, or on a panel. No drama, not histrionics, so what is it’s purpose? C-SPAN shows […]

THREE AGING MEN, AGING BODIES. LADIES’ MEN?

    No one likes admitting it, especially aging men.   Who are the top aging men on the scene? Even though he’s newly married and expecting a baby, George Clooney must be driving that bus. He’s aging? You’d never know. But who ever thought Paul Newman would get old? Or Robert Redford? Instead of […]

7 BILLION AND COUNTING? THAT’S A LOT OF BIRTH UNCONTROL

Facing birth uncontrol with “Tell me what to do?” For starters, don’t do THAT!   Personal uniqueness and individuality? Check. Fully armed with human rights? Check. Warm and dry and fed? Check. Ready to listen to the other 6,999,999,999 scream out to be like you? Sorry, man, you’re breaking up. You wanna repeat that? ‘Cause […]

OLDER MEN SHAPE UP WITH SPANX?

  Firm older men? Or spanx?   Powerful men enjoy feeling powerful. They wear power suits and power ties. Power drinks and power meetings rule their world. But even older men can’t overpower age and the effects of aging. Not. Going. To. Happen. Ever. But spanx helps. Slip into one of those rigs and feel […]

BABY BOOMER BOUNDARIES: CODING BOOMER LIVES

  Are baby boomer boundaries different than any others?   It goes by many names ending with code, these baby boomer boundaries. Honor code, moral code. Man code, blogger code. Religious code, political code. Woman code, wife code. It’s a line in the sand, one best expressed by the Hall and Oates Research Institute. I, […]

GOOGLE SEARCH ON HOW TO SCREW UP YOUR LIFE, pt 1

A google search on DIVORCE gives the numbers. Research or bad omen?   From facebook posts to google search, you learn how to interpret your relationship. It works best if you have a relationship like marriage going on. If not, keep reading. You might find something useful for other relationships. Ask any long time marrieds, […]

ANTICIPATION VS PARTICIPATION pt 1: LEARNING

Don’t let anticipation ruin participation.   Here’s the situation: you have a plan to do something you’ve never done before. This is when every past failure shows up saying, “Who do you think you are?” Past success whispers, “You’re ready for this.” Of course we always listen to the reasonable voice, either one. No matter […]

A PLACE CALLED MARRIAGE? PASS THE MAP HONEY

Only a wedding cartographer knows the road to a place called marriage.   Alain de Botton wrote “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” for the NY Times. As a married man with two kids, what does Alain’s wife make of his prediction? If he’s the wrong person, is she the right one? These are […]

HOLIDAY SPIRITS FOR THE UNSENTIMENTAL MAN

Real Men don’t get sentimental with holiday spirits? Yes, they do, and you might one of them. Do you cry when you see someone else crying? No? Do you feel like crying, but stuff the feeling away? If yes, good job. But stop. Crying is good for you, most of the time. Not so good […]

THEME SONG NOMINATIONS FOR BOOMERPDX HALL OF FAME

  If not the best summation of a generation, the Traveling Wilbury’s ‘End Of The Line’ weaves a poignant picture. For a theme song that’s a pretty good combination. It’s not a Billy Joel history lesson with ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire,‘ though that would be a fine nomination, too. Instead, End Of The Line […]